What We Do

Ensuring the Government of Nunavut provides ethical, equitable, and consistent services that meet the needs and support the rights of young Nunavummiut, and the families, who rely on them.

If anyone has a complaint about a department's service, or is unable to receive a service for a young person and/or their family, they can bring it to the attention of our office for review.

All information reported to our office is confidential and can be reported anonymously.

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Individual Advocacy

Individual advocacy means working one-on-one with a child or youth, listening and helping the young person address his or her concerns.

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Systemic Advocacy

Systemic advocacy involves reviewing issues affecting larger groups of young Nunavummiut.

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Public Awareness

We want all Nunavummiut to understand what child rights are, what we do, and how we do it!

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Reviews of Critical Injuries and Deaths

Our office can review child deaths and serious injuries to help prevent similar events in the future.

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What Are Child Rights?

Child rights are things you should have, like a safe place to live, or things you should be able to do, like go to school and learn in your own language, so you and your family have what you need to make good choices for your life.

In support of your rights, government must make sure you and your family have access to all of these things.

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How do Inuit societal values and child rights work together?

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In Communities

Community Visited: Kimmirut
Visit Date: 05/03/2023 to 05/05/2023

Next Community Visit: Arctic Bay
Next Visit Date: 05/20/2024

What's New



Thank you to everyone who participated in our no bullying/how to be a good friend child rights contest.

Congratulations to our winners!

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In Communities

Nubiya and Olivia visited Kugaaruk and Taloyoak to meet with students, community members and stakeholders. It was fun to watch prizes being given out in Kugaaruk after the fishing derby, there were so many happy faces! Both communities were welcoming and everyone was kind during our visit – thank you for your hospitality. What a beautiful community Kugaaruk and Taloyoak are.

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Publications and Reports

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Child Rights Resources

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